The Boeing Company has formed a new organization focused on providing air-refueling tanker aircraft to military customers around the world.
The 767 Tanker Programs organization is part of the fast-growing Boeing Military Aerospace Support business, which offers comprehensive support products and services, including aircraft modifications.
Bob Gower will lead the new organization as vice president. He most recently served as general manager of Navy Missile Programs for Boeing in St. Charles, Mo.
"Bob brings an extensive combination of skills and experience to this important 767 tanker business," said David Spong, president of Military Aerospace Support. "I look to him to be a visionary leader for this team, as he has been for the weapons organization."
Boeing is the world leader in tanker design and integration, having delivered more than 1,900 tankers over more than 70 years. The 767 commercial airliner provides an ideal platform to meet military tanker/transport aircraft needs, providing optimum range, payload and fuel-offload performance, along with low operating costs.
By focusing its modernization and upgrades capabilities; maintenance and modification centers; training services; contractor logistics support services; and sustainment data and supply chain management support competencies in the Military Aerospace Support business, Boeing is the only major airframe manufacturer with an integrated organization structured to provide total life-cycle customer support for military aircraft and weapons systems.